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Kenneth Hodges

Kenneth Hodges, Professor

Kenneth Hodges, Professor
Kenneth Hodges, Professor

Department of English
209 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Kenneth Hodges is a professor in the Department of English. 

  • Sir Thomas Malory
  • Arthurian Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Early Modern Literature, esp. Spenser
  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MA, University of California at Berkley
  • BA, Williams College
  • Modern Language Association
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • International Arthurian Society, North American Branch
  • Tony Hilfer Prize for best article published the previous year in TSLL, 2013


Forging Chivalric Communities in Malory’s Morte Darthur.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Reviews: Speculum 81.3 (2006): 865; JEGP 106.3 (2007): 411-13.

(Co-authored with Dorsey Armstrong).  Mapping Malory: Regional Identities and National Geographies in Le Morte Darthur.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Recent Journal Articles

“How King Arthur Invented Christmas: Reimagining Arthur and Rome in Early Modern Scotland and England,” Arthuriana 29.3 (2019): 25-42.

Recent Book Chapters

“Spenser, Malory, and Regionalism in Arthurian Literature,” The World of Arthur, ed. Victoria Coldham-Fussell, Renée Ward, and Miriam Edlich-Muth (Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge).  Forthcoming. 

"Guinevere's Ghost: Spenser's Response to Malory's Erotics," Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England: Literature and the Erotics of Recollection, ed. John S. Garrison and Kyle Pivetti (New York: Routledge, 2016).

“Putting King Arthur on the Map: Heraldry, Chorography, and Drayton’s Poly-Olbion.” 2019 Reesing Lecture, Medieval and Renaissance Research Seminar, Baylor University, Nov. 8, 2019.

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